AskDefine | Define columnist

Dictionary Definition

columnist n : a journalist who writes editorials [syn: editorialist]

User Contributed Dictionary



From column, from Latin and Greek, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kwel


  1. A regular writer of a column, such as in a magazine or newspaper

Extensive Definition

A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a "column". Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. Some Internet columns are called blogs or Weblogs.

Types of columnists

Columnists of note in English-language publications

Columnists of note in Japanese-language publications

columnist in Bulgarian: Колумнист
columnist in Hebrew: בעל טור
columnist in Italian: Opinionista
columnist in Dutch: Columnist
columnist in Japanese: コラムニスト
columnist in Russian: Колумнист
columnist in Finnish: Kolumni
columnist in Swedish: Krönikör
columnist in Chinese: 專欄作家

Columnist in Gujarati-language

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advertising writer, annalist, art critic, author, authoress, belletrist, bibliographer, city editor, coauthor, collaborator, compiler, composer, copy chief, copy editor, copyman, copyreader, copywriter, correspondent, creative writer, critic, cub reporter, dance critic, diarist, diaskeuast, drama critic, dramatist, editor, editorial writer, encyclopedist, essayist, feature editor, foreign correspondent, free lance, free-lance writer, gazetteer, ghost, ghostwriter, humorist, inditer, interviewer, journalist, leader writer, leg man, literary artist, literary craftsman, literary critic, literary man, litterateur, logographer, magazine writer, man of letters, managing editor, monographer, music critic, news editor, newsman, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, novelettist, novelist, own correspondent, pamphleteer, paragrapher, paragraphist, penwoman, poet, pressman, prose writer, publicist, reader, reporter, reviewer, reviser, rewrite man, rewriter, scenario writer, scenarist, scribe, scriptwriter, short-story writer, slotman, sob sister, special correspondent, sports editor, storyteller, subeditor, technical writer, war correspondent, word painter, wordsmith, writer
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